Included in this lot is the classic book, "Principles and Practice of Loading Ammunition", by Earl Naramore published by the Stackpole Co. Earl Naramore, Lt Col. US Army (ret.), was a renowned expert in ballistics, worked at Bridgeport Ordnance District as its manager, as well as other ordnance facilities, his career as a ballistics expert served him well as weapons tester for the Army. Simply the best single source on the theory behind loading of ammo as well as solid discussion on the tools involved at the the time it was written. It is a must have for anyone who is interested in understanding the principals of loading ammunition. It truly is a Magnum Opus on the subject and is as relevant today as the day it was written. It is a large book, with a fair amount of technical discussion in it, but anyone with a high school education should be able to digest it.
It's a particularly heavy tome at 952 pages including the index. A goodly part covers how the commercial companies load ammo at least up to the end of WW2. It even goes into when the change from drilled flash hole to punched one came about and why.
This book is in good condition with little foxing visible, red hardcover gilt, slight wear to spine exterior, no other marring noted, measures 9.25"L x 6"W x 1.75"D